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Famous Names Announces Salon of the Year Award

Famous Names has announced the company’s first ever Famous Names Salon of the Year Award. The winning salon was Lacquer, an Austin, Texas salon owned by Carla Hatler.

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Best Lil' Nail Show Texas 2017

The Best Lil' Nail Show Texas took place April 1-3 in Houston. Attendees also had the chance to compete in Nailympia USA, a nail competition held at the show between March 31 to April 3.

L.A. Nail Salon Franchise Expands Nationwide

Bellacures plans to further expand its footprint nationwide by opening 20 new franchises through a targeted expansion strategy in Northern California as well as Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, and Texas.

94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

Making the Grade: Elevating Nail Schools

All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.

Extreme Nailing

Does our environment change how we do nails? Do techs living in climates where it dips into double digits below zero work differently than techs who live where it’s nearly 100 degrees with 80% humidity?   

All Steamed Up

State boards governing the actions of professionals providing hand and foot beauty have been shaking up the regulations with new sanitation provisions. We set out to clear up the confusion and find out what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

What's the Best-Selling Polish in Your City?

According to Allure, the bestselling polish colors in each city reveal something about its residents.

Kiss the Fish Goodbye

Florida is the latest state to ban fish pedicures.

Texas Eases Autoclaving Requirement

The bill was never enforced but new guidelines allow for more reasonable disinfection guidelines.